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Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival 2017

Every Labor Day weekend, the Kennedy Center hosts its new page-to-stage theater festival with free performances from more than 60 theaters in the Washington, DC capital region. This year’s festival is part of the Kennedy Center Centennial Celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s Centennial, which took place on May 29, 2017. Participating theaters and artists present open rehearsals, concert readings, and new workshops. plays that are often still on stage. The development phase. The performances address issues such as self-exploration, rebellion against popular opinion, and overcoming adversity.

Attendees are encouraged to engage in post-performance discussions with artists on today’s pressing issues that impact them, shaping future productions of playwrights’ work.

Dates and Hours

2-4 September 2017

Saturday, noon – 10 pm
Sunday, 6–7 pm
Monday, 11 am – 10 pm


Page-to-Stage is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of each performance. Space is limited and is subject to availability.

Location and transportation

The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F. St. NW, Washington, DC, near the Foggy Bottom / George Washington Univ. Metro station. The FREE Kennedy Center Shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 9:45 am to midnight, Monday through Friday; 10 am-midnight, Saturdays; noon-midnight, Sundays; and 4:00 pm-midnight on federal holidays. Free parking is not available when attending free events. Performances are held throughout the Kennedy Center.

Participating theaters

Adventure Theater MTC, African-American Collective Theatre (ACT), Ally Theatre Company, Arts on the Horizon, Arcturus Theatre Company, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Best Medicine Rep, Brave Soul Collective, Bridge Club: Writer’s Collective, Catholic University of America, City Teatro para niños, CNU Initiative Student Theatre, Coppin Repertory Theatre, dog & pony dc, The Essential Theatre, Faction of Fools, Factory 449, FIRST DRAFT at THE ROSE, Flying V, Ford’s Theatre, Forum Theatre, FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company, Gang of Five, Georgetown University, Guillotine Theatre, The Highwood Theatre, The Indian Ocean Theatre Company, JBE Productions, Keegan Theatre, Kennedy Center Kenan Fellowship Program, The Law Theatre Project, Monumental Theatre Company, Mosaic Theatre Company of DC, Naked Theatre Company, Nu Sass Productions, One Off Productions, OpenStage, Pallas Theatre Collective, Pinky Swear Productions, Pipeline Playwrights, Playwrights Collaborative, Playwrights Group of Baltimore, Safe Streets Arts Foundation, Scena Theater, Seventh Street Playhouse, SHORN, Synetic Theatre, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, Theatre Alliance of Washington, DC, Theatre Prometheus, Tonic Theatre Company, Too Much Damn Theatre (TMD), Unexpected Stage Company, The University of Maryland’s Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies Department, Unknown Penguin,Venus Theatre Company, Washington Improv Theatre (WIT), Washington Stage Guild, The Washington Rogues, We Happy Few Productions, The Welders, The Wheel End Theatre Company, Wit’s End Puppets y Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

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Don’t miss the Labor Day Concert on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8 pm on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. The National Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the city’s premier performance venue, offering approximately 3,000 shows per year. Read more about the Kennedy Center

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